Mary McCulloch is featured artist at Arworks

The Orcas Island Artworks will feature drawings from nature by Mary McCulloch through the month of May. Her pieces are black and white, charcoal on paper, and represent a return by the artist to the fundamentals of drawing.

McCulloch grew up in Seattle roaming the mountains and shores of the Puget Sound area and began drawing here as a child. Encouraged by a high school teacher, she went on to study art in college. Mary lived on Orcas for two years in the 70s and began what she is best known for today, her botanical watercolors. Next came a move to Florida, commercially painting everything from cars to airplanes, and a return to Seattle to practice garden design. The artist moved back to Orcas in 1997.

The Artworks is open daily from 10 to 4.